Is Your School Prepared for a Mass Casualty Incident? Take This Quiz to Find Out

Take this FEMA quiz to see how prepared your school or university is should a mass casualty incident occur.

Is Your School Prepared for a Mass Casualty Incident? Take This Quiz to Find Out

Whether your institution is a K-12 school, college or university, it is pertinent that all necessary parties are knowledgeable of and participate in the creation of emergency plans, including preparing for, responding to and recovering from mass casualty incidents.

According to FEMA, it is vital to be able to identify key considerations and strategies for preparing for mass casualty incidents, including: understanding the threats and challenges; establishing planning processes; assessing and mitigating vulnerabilities; establishing response procedures; planning for recovery; and staying prepared.

FEMA offers a free online course, titled ‘Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship‘, that introduces best practices for handling mass casualty incidents. Following the course, participants can take an exam that counts as 0.3 CEUs.

Check out this 11-question sneak peek of the exam to see where you stand regarding your knowledge of mass casualty preparations.

*Note: Although FEMA’s online course is geared towards K-12, higher ed and houses of worship, many of these questions can also be applied to hospitals.

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About the Author


Amy is Campus Safety’s Executive Editor. Prior to joining the editorial team in 2017, she worked in both events and digital marketing.

Amy has many close relatives and friends who are teachers, motivating her to learn and share as much as she can about campus security. She has a minor in education and has worked with children in several capacities, further deepening her passion for keeping students safe.

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2 responses to “Is Your School Prepared for a Mass Casualty Incident? Take This Quiz to Find Out”

  1. Bob Giambrone says:

    I am a retired police officer with 37 years of service. I am currently the Chief of Security at Army Navy Country Club which has two (2) campuses and is a platinum certified country club. I have been trying to find information on how to get certified as an active shooter instructor to teach at other country clubs.
    Any information you might have would be appreciated.

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